What is intelligence?
- Intelligence is omniscience, omnipresence, and omnipotence. It is the
primal and eternal quality of infinite Mind, of the triune Principle, -
Life, Truth, and Love, - named God.
topic: CHRIST JESUS
- What is
sense of infinitude)
Mind is God. The exterminator of error is
the great truth that God, good, is the only
Mind, and that the supposititious opposite of infinite Mind - called devil
or evil - is not Mind, is not Truth, but error, without intelligence or
reality. There can be but one Mind, because there is but one God; and if
mortals claimed no other Mind and accepted no other, sin would be unknown.
We can have but one Mind, if that one is infinite. We bury the sense of
infinitude, when we admit that, although God is infinite, evil has a place
in this infinity, for evil can have no place, where all space is filled
We lose the high signification of
omnipotence, when after admitting that God, or good, is omnipresent and
has all-power, we still believe there is another power, named evil.
This belief that there is more than one mind is as pernicious to divine
theology as are ancient mythology and pagan idolatry. With one Father,
even God, the whole family of man would be brethren; and with one Mind and
that God, or good, the brotherhood of man would consist of Love and Truth,
and have unity of Principle and spiritual power which constitute divine
Science. The supposed existence of more than one mind was the basic error
of idolatry. This error assumed the loss of spiritual power, the loss of
the spiritual presence of Life as infinite Truth without an unlikeness,
and the loss of Love as ever present and universal.
divine standard of perfection 470
Divine Science explains the abstract
statement that there is one Mind by the following self-evident
proposition: If God, or good, is real, then evil, the unlikeness of God,
is unreal. And evil can only seem to be real by giving reality to the
unreal. The children of God have but one Mind. How can good lapse into
evil, when God, the Mind of man, never sins? The standard of perfection
was originally God and man. Has God taken down His own standard, and has
God is the creator of man, and, the divine
Principle of man remaining perfect, the divine idea or reflection, man,
remains perfect. Man is the expression of God's being. If there ever was a
moment when man did not express the divine perfection, then there was a
moment when man did not express God, and consequently a time when Deity
was unexpressed - that - is, without entity. If man has lost perfection,
then he has lost his perfect Principle, the divine Mind. If man ever
existed without this perfect Principle or Mind, then man's existence was a
The relations of God and man, divine
Principle and idea, are indestructible in Science; and Science knows no
lapse from nor return to harmony, but holds the divine order or spiritual
law, in which God and all that He creates are perfect and eternal, to have
remained unchanged in its eternal history.
The unlikeness of Truth, - named error,
- the opposite of Science, and the evidence before the five corporeal
senses, afford no indication of the grand facts of being; even as these
so-called senses receive no intimation of the earth's motions or of the
science of astronomy, but yield assent to astronomical propositions on the
authority of natural science.
The facts of divine Science should be
admitted, - although the evidence as to these facts is not supported by
evil, by matter, or by material sense, - because the evidence that God and
man coexist is fully sustained by spiritual sense. Man is, and forever has
been, God's reflection. God is infinite, therefore ever present, and there
is no other power nor presence. Hence the spirituality of the universe is
the only fact of creation. "Let God be true, but every [material] man
Rolf A. F.